Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
right, john yang in south bend, indiana. so it's manti te'o tonight or lance armstrong, whichever makes you feel worse about sports heroes. >>> next, developing news on hostages being held by an al qaeda-linked militant in algeria. we're going to talk to retired general stanley mcchrystal about that. plus the exit strategy in afghanistan. chuck hagel's nomination. all sorts of things during general mcchrystal's time. you're watching "the daily rundown," only on msnbc. here's a word that could give you peace of mind. unbiased. some brokerage firms are. but way too many aren't. why? because selling their funds makes them more money. which makes you wonder -- isn't that a conflict? go to e-trade. we've g0t over 8,000 mutual funds and not one of them has our name on it. e-trade. less for us. more for you. fiber one. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? um... try the number one! yeah, this is pretty good. [ male announcer ] over a third of a day's fiber. fiber one. what's good for the pot... is even better for the cup. new single serve cafe collections from maxwell house.
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
with sports now and scandals. in a two-part interviewer, lance armstrong opened up to oprah winfrey in a stunning and frank discussion about his years of doping while he was a member of the u.s. postal service cycling team. when asked why he decided to come clean after a decade of denials, he told oprah he did it for his 13-year-old son. >> when this all really started, i saw my son defending me and saying, "that's not true, what you're saying about my dad is not true." and it almost guess to the question of why now. he can't -- yeah. that's when i knew i had to tell him. >> a more defiant armstrong came through when he talked about his lifetime ban and his desire to return to racing. >> do i want to compete again? >> uh-huh. >> the answer's hell yes. i'm a competitor. it's what i've done my whole life. i love to train. i love to race, i love it tow the line. if i was -- and i don't expect it to happen. >> and of course twitter has been on fire all week with reactions to armstrong's confession. david walsh, the journalist who actually first raised questions about lance armstrong bac
Jan 19, 2013 11:00am PST
including americans being held at this gas plant by an al qaeda-linked terror group. lance armstrong admits he cheated and admits he deserved to be punished. the disgraced cyclist told oprah winfrey he does feel remorse for what he did and says cheating cost him sponsorships word about $75 million. he could lose a lot more as sponsors and supporters sue to get some of their own money back. >>> honda is recalling 748,000 of its odyssey minivans and pilot suvs. this is the second major recall of these models in just over a month. the company says there are problems with the assembly of the air bags on the driver's side. that could increase the risk of an injury in a crash. honda says it is not aware right now of any injuries that have occurred as a result of this problem. >>> so that's the news going on around the world right now. back to here, back to where we are in washington, the gorgeous national mall, people crowded behind us in this great weekend. >> it's a beautiful weekend. there's a big crowd beginning to gather. as the country's first african-american president gets ready to take t